Welcome to Restore AccessUVA, where you can find out what AccessUVA is and how the new changes will decrease already low socioeconomic diversity at UVa.
Please invite your friends and consider other ways you can get involved! Posts below will update with new articles and information, so check back often.
Tomorrow is an exciting day on Grounds. Lighting of the Lawn is an always-anticipated event when the UVa community gathers to celebrate the holiday season and watch the Lawn shine during this annual tradition.
We hope you’ll be there showing your support for AccessUVA. How?
1. Stop by the Student Activities Center in Newcomb today or tomorrow to pick up a button provided by Student Council. A number of buttons will also be available in Lawn rooms 4, 6, 18, 22, 24, 30, 48, and 52 East and 15 West during the event.
2. When you come to Lighting of the Lawn, wear your button. (You can wear it before then around Grounds, of course!)
3. Send us a picture of your button, either through email ([email protected]), post to our Facebook page, or post on Twitter with the hashtag #AccessUVA.
4. Talk with your friends, classmates, and anyone else about why a restored AccessUVA, one that provides full grant to low income students is so important.
Can’t wait to see you there!
Updated 12/5, 10:26 am to include information about picking up buttons from Lawn rooms.
Restore AccessUVA has a Facebook page! Join us at https://www.facebook.com/restoreaccessuva. It’s a great place to contribute your ideas and get the latest updates about upcoming events.
UVa Student Council and UFUSED bring you an AccessUVA Town Hall at 6:30 pm in Newcomb Theater.
More info here:
Hope to see everyone there!
We are too!
Find us on and around the Lawn from 9 am until around 1 pm. We’ll be handing out fact sheets and gathering contact information to keep you up to date on future events. Hope to see you there!
Tonight at 5:30 pm, the Carter G. Woodson Institute along with co-sponsor the Social Foundations Program in the Curry School of Higher Education are hosting a Currents in Conversation forum, entitled “Race, Wealth, and the Price of College Admission.” This incorporates many of the issues we care about as we work to restore AccessUVA, and we hope you’ll consider attending. Details below!
“Race, Wealth, and the Price of College Admission”
DATE AND TIME:
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 5:30 PM
229 Bryan Hall
Associate Professor of Economics, the New School for Social Research
Tressie McMillan Cottom
Ph. D. Candidate in Sociology, Emory University; Research Fellow, Center for Poverty Research at the University of California-Davis
Assistant Professor Sociology, University of Virginia
Who should get into college and what is the price of admission? What criteria should be used to determine admission? These and other controversial questions dominate discussions of higher education in the U. S.; among them: What are the implications of using wealth as opposed to income as a criterion of admission? Should the racial wealth gap factor into decisions about admission? Are money and connections tainting college admissions? What explains the expansion in for-profit colleges? What are the socio-economic conditions under which 2.5 million students enroll in the most expensive, most contested sector of U. S. higher education? What are students buying/gaining from these institutions? To hear a discussion of these questions and more, please join us.
It might have been quiet over here on the website, but behind the scenes, things are really heating up for the movement to Restore AccessUVA. Over the next week, we’ll catch you up on recent activities and let you know about some of the awesome events we have planned.
If you follow our Twitter account, @restoreaccess, you know that video of the entire Voices for AccessUVA event held on September 20 is now online. It’s in 8 parts – links to each one are located below.
Also, check out WUVA’s coverage of the event, and the Cavalier Daily’s Facebook photo album.